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    Default Printing Order > Red and Yellow to make Orange?

    I've got a poster idea in my head, and I want to print red and yellow flames that overlap in parts to make orange. What colour should I print first, red or yellow? I'm thinking yellow? Or will the red be too dark and cover up the yellow? The red and yellow ink isn't very opaque.

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    red first.

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    Okay, I wasn't sure that the Yellow on top of the red would make much difference. I don't have much experience printing with waterbased inks, and making / mixing colours by overlapping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach Hobbs View Post
    red first.
    Yellow first. I'm just saying to spark debate. Do a swatch test and see. Both ways are fine depending on the inks, trans, amount o white, etc. You'll nees to have a fairly trans ink anyways.

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    spark debate elsewhere.

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    light over dark for most overprints. sure, every rule was meant to be broken, but in this case for ease and inexperience, go light over dark.

    and use a decent amount of transparency base.

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    Impossible!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennyschmickle View Post
    Impossible!!
    I printed green over grey and acheived the desired effect, why won't yellow over red work?

    This is the poster I did last sunday (well the computer version of the printed poster) and the green worked fine over grey.

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    dude just try it.

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    The designs changed anyway, but I might try it with above image. My emulsion was so shitty that I couldn't clean screens mid-job with out having to reclaiming them and starting again, but with the new stuff I got the emulsion is fine, so i can re-use the screens.
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